'Best Golf Equipment Retailer' Named in Annual 'Best of the Beach' Poll

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Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore, with locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. has been named "Best Golf Equipment Retailer" in the 2007 annual "Best of the Beach" poll of readers of The Sun News.

Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore, with locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. has been named "Best Golf Equipment Retailer" in the 2007 annual "Best of the Beach" poll of readers of The Sun News.

"There are more than 100 on-course and off-course golf shops along the Grand Strand and when locals say we are the best, it's an acknowledgment that we are truly focused on their game improvement," said Steve Conwell, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., the owners of Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore. "From the amount of inventory we carry to the services provided by our professional instructors and clubfitters, we deliver a golf store experience that's dramatically different. To have the locals reinforce that with this accolade is an honor. "

In addition to carrying the largest selection of golf equipment, apparel, shoes and golf-themed home décor in the area, Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore provides golfers with access to technology and services usually found in professional "Tour Vans" at tournament sites. Computerized swing simulators and launch monitors are in place to analyze a player's swing speed, ball trajectory, launch angle and impact zone. Professional instructors and clubfitters provide lessons and guide club fitting.

Owned by The McClatchy Company, which is the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, The Sun News is the daily paper serving the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach, S. C.

PGA TOUR Superstores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc. (GTPS), headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Each Superstore is dedicated to providing consumers with exceptional selection, services and prices within an entertaining, interactive store environment. GTPS is the PGA TOUR's exclusive PGA TOUR partner for off-course/off-airport golf retailing.

Two Superstores operate as Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Other Superstores operate in the Atlanta area (Roswell, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead), two stores operate in the Dallas, Texas area and two stores operate in Chandler and Scottsdale, Ariz. Other expansion plans include Orlando, Fla.; Houston, Texas; and the Southern California cities of Los Angeles and San Diego in the near future. All Superstores are focused on game improvement in golf and tennis, as well as growing the games. Each store offers swing analysis, golf instruction by professional instructors, club fittings, indoor practice greens, and hitting nets, as well as golf and tennis apparel, golf-themed home furnishings, and a vast selection of golf and tennis equipment. The PGA TOUR Superstore's Web site address is http://www.pgatoursuperstore.com.

The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world.

In 2006, the three Tours competed in nearly 120 events for approximately $325 million in prize money. Tournaments were held in eight countries outside the U.S. and in 38 states.

In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours reached the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions in late 2005. The PGA TOUR's Web site address is http://www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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